[jdev] [Fwd: Alertbox: Stop Password Masking]

Robin Redeker elmex at ta-sa.org
Sun Jul 12 06:14:55 CDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 08:45:50AM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Interesting usability study for all you client developers...
> Usability suffers when users type in passwords and the only feedback
> they get is a row of bullets. Typically, masking passwords doesn't even
> increase security, but it does cost you business due to login failures.

Interesting. This reminds me of psi, which obfuscates the passwords in
the configuration file, in case someone peeks at your screen while you
edit the configuration file.


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